Today, a public cloud versus an on-premises data center is no longer an either/or proposition. Companies are embracing a hybrid of public and private cloud services to help strike the right balance between public cloud services and owned IT infrastructure. This is because moving workloads and applications to a hybrid cloud environment speeds the delivery of IT resources, improves resource utilization, and strengthens disaster recovery capabilities. At the same time, organizations can achieve the infrastructure elasticity and efficiency benefits of the public cloud without sacrificing existing investments in applications, operations, and infrastructure. A hybrid cloud model can provide both significant cost savings and greater business agility.